Overview

This all-in-one adventure combo tour gives you the ultimate Iceland experience with a great range of amazing activities and almost too many highlights to list!

Highlights

  • Hiking in Landmannalaugar geothermal wonderland
  • Bathing in Landmannalaugar hot pool
  • Snorkeling in Silfra fissure
  • Lava caving
  • Hot springs & Horseback riding
  • Golden Circle
  • - Thingvellir National Park
  • - Gullfoss Waterfall
  • - Geysir Gaothermal Area
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Skógafoss waterfall (from May 15th to Nov 15th)
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Diamond Beach
  • River Rafting in Hvita River
  • Whale Watching
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Skaftafell Nature Reserve (from May 15th to Nov 15th)

This is Arctic Adventure’s best value and most amazing Iceland adventure package! You will quite simply see and experience all of South and South East Iceland’s most treasured sights and activities in six extraordinary activity-packed days. If you're looking for most action-packed sightseeing trip in Iceland, then this is the tour for you.

Please note: If you’re traveling with a party of 2 or more, be sure to book everyone under a single reservation. Otherwise, we can’t guarantee you will all be on the same tour activity.

This itinerary does not include hotel stays. For multi-day trips with accommodation, check out our Multi-Day Tours

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  • Expert guides
Availability Jun - Sept
Duration 6 days
Departs From Reykjavik
Minimum age 12 years
Level Moderate
Accommodation Not Included
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes

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Per Adult
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What's included

Included

  • Transfers with pick-up from Reykjavik
  • Guided Golden Circle sightseeing tour in minibus
  • All listed activities
  • All necessary equipment for each activity
  • Entrance to the Blue Lagoon
  • Excellent guides for each activity

What to bring

  • Warm outdoor clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Bathing suit
  • Packed lunch
  • Towel
  • Change of clothing
  • Good hiking shoes are recommended

Not Included

  • Flights
  • Food
  • Accommodation

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Itinerary

Practical Information

This tour package offers a combination of multiple-day tours from Reykjavík.

Vouchers
Once we receive your booking for the 6 day Summer Package our sales agents will book all of the activities included in the package and send you a separate email containing your itinerary and vouchers for each activity.
It is important that you inform us where you will be staying in Iceland so that we can arrange the pick-up service accordingly.

Pick up & drop off times:

  • Landmannalaugar Hiking Tour: 7 am, back approx. 9-10 pm.
  • Hot Spring Hunt & Horseback Riding: 8 am, back approx. 5 pm.
  • South Coast & Jokulsarlon: 8 am, back approx. 11:30 pm.
  • Snorkeling in Silfra & Lava Caving: 8 am, back approx. 5 pm.
  • Golden Circle & Rafting: 9 am, back approx. 5:00 pm
  • Whale Watching & Blue Lagoon: starts at 9 am, for the whale watching you will have to meet us at the downtown Reykjavik harbor, no later than 30 minutes prior to your departure. Pick up & departure times for both activities are to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.

If you don’t want to do the whole package these activities can all be done separately:
Landmannalaugar hiking tour
Snorkeling and caving
Hot springs and Horses
South Coast and Glacier lagoon
Golden Circle and Rafting

Please note: This tour is put together of different adventure tours from Reykjavík, the order of the tours can vary between departures. We will send you the final itinerary once your tour is booked. That from October 16th - May 14th we will skip the following activities because of the short daylight: Skógafoss and Skaftafell

Difficulty level: Moderate

This tour will take you hiking in the incredibly beautiful Landmannalaugar Nature Reserve in the highlands, only accessible with 4×4 vehicles. The vibrantly colored rhyolite and soft sand-colored peaks of the mountains offer some really unique scenery. Bathe in the geothermal hot spring pool as steam rises serenely around you. The total hiking distance is approximately 8-10 km.

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

On our first day, we go to the majestic interior highlands for the Landmannalaugar experience. Explore this unique rhyolite mountain and geothermal hot spring paradise, an absolute wonder for geology enthusiasts and hikers alike. As the colorful mountain peaks surround you will begin to understand why this place is so famous and, indeed, so special. Hiking paths will lead you into the mountains where the magic of Landmannalaugar will unfold before your eyes, red, or green mountain peaks? No, you are not seeing things! This is the real deal, and those vibrant colors are really there! Your knowledgeable guide will explain the formation of this amazing landscape to you.

You must remember your bathing suit and a towel for a dip in one of the great natural hot spring pools of Iceland. With steam billowing from the warm water and nature all around you bathing is so relaxing – there are times when it is good to be less active! On the return drive to Reykjavík you will pass through the highly active volcanic area around the famous volcano mountain, Hekla.

Day Highlights
  • Landmannalaugar
  • Hiking in the highlands
  • Natural hot pool
  • Hekla mountain
  • Fjallabak area
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
  • Guided Hiking tour with experienced guide
  • Hot spring bathing

Difficulty level: Moderate
The exceptionally clear water within the Silfra fissure in Thingvellir National Park is just one reason why this is a world-famous dive. You will actually be diving in the fissure between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. Silfra is the only place in the world where you can do this. This has to be one of the coolest experiences in Iceland. Have no worries, we provide a top-quality drysuit to keep you warm and comfortable!

Iceland is often talked about as the land of Ice and fire. There are dozens of earthquakes every day and much of the land consists of huge lava fields, never letting us forget this is one of the most volcanically active places on earth. The lava tube caves we will visit on our caving tours were formed when liquid lava flowed in high volume beneath a hardening surface, these incredible tubes are just perfect for exploring! Lava tubing will show you a different angle on Iceland. Walk in the speleologist’s shoes and explore these magnificent natural formations just beneath the surface.

Pick up starts at 8:00 am from authorized pick-up points in the downtown Reykjavik area.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

On the second day of your holiday we explore the hidden magic beneath the surface. We do not have to travel far from Reykjavík to find the lava tube cave, this particular gem is situated between Þingvellir National Park and Laugarvatn.

You are equipped with a safety helmet and a headlamp (miner´s lamp) so you will be able to see the fascinating world which exists not far beneath our feet. Accompanied by a professional and knowledgeable caving guide you will see amazing jagged rock formations, extraordinary colors and geological formations. The cave is quite spacious but there will be times when you need to travel on all-fours, much of the time you can stand tall. Exploring this typical lava tube cave will give you a fascinating insight into the volcanic activities which have shaped Iceland.

Now for a breathtaking snorkeling trip into the ravine between the tectonic plates at Silfra, in the heart of Þingvellir National Park. The clarity of the water within Silfra is unrivaled anywhere in the world. It is the crystal clear underwater views coupled with its location within the Mid-Atlantic Rift which makes Silfra a world top ten dive. It is even better for snorkeling. We provide a good quality drysuit to keep you comfortable. After a quick briefing you are then ready to enter this fascinating and exotic environment. You will discover the kind of scenery which is more often associated with the tropics.

Please note: You will not be able to wear glasses whilst snorkeling, so unless you bring prescription goggles you will need to wear contact lenses. It is also important that you are able to clearly understand instructions given in English. There are some health and fitness requirements for snorkeling, together with size restrictions (drysuit sizes available), please ask about these when you book your tour.

 

Day Highlights
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Snorkeling in Silfra Fissure
  • Lavafield
  • Lava Caving
  • Snorkeling between the tectonic plates
Included
  • Pick up in Reykjavik
  • Snorkeling in Silfra with certified guide
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Lava caving with experienced caving guide
  • All necessary caving equipment

Difficulty level: Moderate
Our Hot Spring Hunt trail to Reykjadalur Valley in Hveragerði begins just 40 minutes out of Reykjavík. This easy hike provides a rare opportunity to see every type of hot spring Iceland has to offer. There is a natural hot spring river at the end of the valley where you can enjoy bathing. Ride an Icelandic horse, the isolation of Iceland has preserved the purity of the breed since the time of settlement nearly 1150 years ago. These sure-footed, small but strong horses have an additional kind of ambling gait, known as tölt. Tölt like a Viking!

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

We begin day 3 with a hike to the amazing hot spring area of Reykjadalur valley, Hveragerði. We take a fairly easy but highly rewarding trek through the mountains in an area which is literally riddled with hot springs. Steam can always be seen floating across the hillside from multiple points, creating a mystical appearance and feeling. You will encounter many different kinds of hot spring. Your hiking efforts will take you through splendid scenery to a river where hot spring water blends with a natural cool water source creating a perfect temperature for bathing. So, be certain to remember your bathing suit and a towel! After a replenishing dip you will feel ready for the return hike. Along the way your friendly hiking guide will offer you lots of information about the area and, of course, answer any questions you may have about this highly unusual and fascinating area. Next on the agenda is the Icelandic horse. We are off to the Eldhestar Horse Farm where you will have light refreshments followed by a horse riding trip. This gives you a great chance to get to know the Icelandic horse and its unique abilities and also to explore a little Icelandic farmland.

These horses are among the purest breeds in the world. Brought to Iceland by the settlers who came not far short of 1150 years ago in around 871 CE, the isolation of Iceland helped to keep the breed pure. However, it was obviously important to the early Icelandic people that the purity of the breed was protected. In 982 AD, Alþing, the Icelandic Parliament passed a law forbidding the importation of horses, ruling out any future cross-breeding. These very strong, sturdy but small horses were uniquely suited to the Icelandic terrain and life before the machine age took over, perhaps a little later here than in some other parts of Europe.

Day Highlights
  • Reykjadalur Valley
  • Natural Hot Spring
  • Hiking
  • Icelandic horses
Included
  • Pick up form Reykjavik
  • Hike through the hot spring area
  • Bathe in a hot spring river
  • Horseback riding tour with experienced guide
  • All necessary horse riding equipment

Difficulty level: Easy
This trip will take you to the beautiful south coast of Iceland with stops at all of the highlight including the stunning waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss along with the stunning Reynisfjara beach.

We will also take you close to the largest glacier in Europe, Vatnajökull. It covers over 8100 km2 and has around 30 outlet glaciers. Vatnajökull National Park, founded in 2008, is now the largest protected area in Europe, incorporating the Skaftafell National Park and Jökulsárgljúfur Nature Reserve.

The National Park has highly prized natural marvels: huge glacial rivers, stunning canyons, beautiful glacier lagoons, and impressive waterfalls. Numerous outlet glaciers extend to the south: Falljökull; Breiðamerkurjökull; and Öræfajökull home to Iceland´s peak, Hvannadalshnúkur, to name but a few.

The epic iceberg filled lagoon, Jökulsarlon covers about 18 km². The icebergs calve off from Breiðamerkurjökull, a tongue of Vatnajökull, the largest glacier in Europe. Scenes of the James Bond movies Die Another Day, A View to Kill and also Lara Croft Tomb Raider were filmed here, so don´t be surprised if you have a deja vu moment!

The nearby coal-black Diamond Beach, where some of these icebergs are washed ashore, is an absolute stunner. Remember your camera!

Pick up is offered from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area. Exact pick up time to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

Today we start our day in Reykjavik. We drive along the south coast towards the stunning waterfall Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall you can walk behind and the surroundings are beautiful.

Our next stop is at the charming area of Skógar where the beautiful waterfall Skógafoss is located. The two waterfalls are both 60 meters in height but very different in power, flow and surrounding scenery. We recommend walking up the right side of the waterfall to see the troll face that stares at the falls. Urban legend says that the troll forgot time staring at this alluring waterfall and turned into stone when sunrise came.

There is much more to come! We travel to one of the most the famous and extraordinary places in Iceland, Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. The lagoon is filled with the huge towering, and amazingly shaped icebergs which calve off the retreating Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, another tongue of Vatnajökull. You will be stunned by the blue shades which glitter like precious jewels within these natural ice forms. Blue appears in very old ice due to compression, however, sometimes really bright blues will be seen, these are caused by algae and may appear in young or old ice. With Vatnajökull hovering above you there is ample opportunity to take the most amazing photographs before wandering over to the nearby Diamond Beach. Some of the icebergs are washed up on the dramatic black sands where they glitter like diamonds, a truly amazing sight. There will be a short stop where you can purchase some coffee, and maybe a warm Icelandic waffle with cream and jam before we continue on our journey.

Summer in Iceland means non-stop daylight which means that we still have time to visit the wonderful Reynisfjara black sand beach on our way back. With its volcanic sand and basalt columns it’s slowly getting to be one of the most popular sights along the South Coast. We will be there pretty late so we hope to have it all to ourselves.

After a stroll on the Reynisfjara beach, we head back to Reykjavik and should be back home before midnight.

Day Highlights
  • Vatnajokull National Park
  • Virkisjokull glacial river views
  • Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon (Jokulsarlon)
  • Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • Reynisfjara black sand beach
  • Skógarfoss waterfall
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • All necessary glacier equipment

Difficulty level: Easy
The famous Golden Circle route contains three outstanding natural phenomena. The geothermal area, Geysir, home of the original erupting hot spring, from which the English word to describe this activity, “geyser”, is taken. Nowadays, a nearby geyser, Strokkur, is the one to watch. The magnificent sight of superheated water exploding high into the air every few minutes is not to be missed. Next, there is Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) – an amazing sight.

The waters of the powerful Hvítá (the White River) power through the canyon, dropping 32 m in two stages with breathtaking power and grandeur. Last but not least, is the Þingvellir National Park. UNESCO listed Þingvellir as a World Heritage Site due to its exceptional history and geology.

It is the birthplace of Alþingi, one of the earliest parliaments in the world, founded in 930 CE. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge runs through Þingvellir, creating a dramatic rift valley.  The largest lake in Iceland, Þingvallavatn, is also to be found at Þingvellir. Our rafting base camp, located at Drumboddstaðir, is the starting point of our rafting tours near Gullfoss canyon.

The Hvítá river provides a balanced blend of beautiful, steep canyons and adrenaline pumping rapids. You will raft through the magnificent Brúarhlöð Canyon, there is also the option of jumping from a cliff into the river. We provide a wetsuit, life vest, helmet and a paddle. Our safety kayakers will be next to the rafting boat. The base camp facilities include hot showers and sauna, together with refreshments and a bar – perfect to enjoy after your rafting trip.

Pick up starts at 8 am from authorized pick up points in the downtown Reykjavik area.
Please note that the pick up can take up to 30 min.

The morning starts with a visit to the Golden Circle. Gullfoss (the Golden Waterfall) is always surrounded by the golden hued mist which, no doubt, caused it to be so named. A quick visit to the geyser geothermal area to witness Strokkur, propelling boiling water and steam skywards, see if you can feel the moment when Strokkur will explode! Next on the agenda is Þingvellir National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk through the rugged rift valley and stand in the atmospheric spot where the Law Speaker, the supreme chieftain and legal officer of the land, stood to proclaim the law in ancient times. Today a flag marks the Law Rock (Lögberg), seldom has a great political leader spoken from such a dramatic stage!

We head on to the river rafting base camp at Drumbó, having lunch in the comfortable restaurant (not included) before the action gets underway. Rafting this section of the fast and powerful Hvítá river is both a beautiful and a really exciting adrenaline raising activity. There is a blend of rapids and more peaceful sections where you can take a breath and admire stupendous views. Those who wish to can leap into the river at the magnificent Brúarhlöð Canyon. After your exhilarating river rafting trip there will be time for you to relax in the sauna, take a shower and enjoy a drink or a snack. Then it is back to Reykjavík!

Day Highlights
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Hvítá (the White River)
  • River Rafting
  • Hot Sauna
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Guided tour in minibus
  • Visit to the Golden Circle attractions
  • River rafting on Hvítá (the White River)
  • Experienced Guide & Safety Kayakers
  • All necessary rafting equipment

Difficulty level: Easy
We most often see Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises. Our qualified guides provide a lot of information so you can learn all about the wildlife as you travel across Faxaflói Bay. Weather and sea conditions play a big role in what we see – we will always put you in the best place to see whales, often not more than 15 km from the harbor.

Special suits are provided but we advise you to come with warm clothes, hats, scarves, and gloves etc. Hot drinks and soup are available from the onboard café. The iconic Blue Lagoon is the first things that come to mind for a lot of people when they think about Iceland, it is a ‘must-do’. The lagoon is filled with natural geothermal water which has flowed up through the lava making it extremely silica and mineral-rich. The water will leave your skin silky smooth.

Doctors in Iceland send patients with psoriasis and eczema to the Blue Lagoon Clinic to bathe in these waters. Allow the soothing waters and lava scenery to wash over you!

Please note that participants are required to meet up at the Old Reykjavik harbor at least 30 minutes prior to their departure for the whale watching tour. Pick up & departure times for both activities are to be confirmed by one of our agents after booking as entrance times to the lagoon are subject to the availability of the lagoon.

First, an exhilarating whale watching boat trip on the  North Atlantic Ocean. Taste the salt-tang of the open sea as you search for these majestic giants of the deep. We always do our very best to take you to the places where sightings are most likely, whether these are close to the shore or up to 15 km off-shore.  We recommend you to wear warm clothes including headwear, scarves and gloves, even on a warm day it can get surprisingly cool out on the water. Do not forget your sunglasses and sun cream, the sun around Iceland is much more powerful than many people think! We provide a comfortable warm suit, hot drinks and snacks are available from the on-board café.

After you step back onto dry land you will need to make your way to the pick up point you have arranged for your tour to the world famous Blue Lagoon.

Enjoy the scenery as you head through the lava landscapes of this volcanically active peninsula, some lava is resplendent with incredibly vibrant mosses. Immerse yourself in the calm milky mineral and algae rich waters of the lagoon, sheer bliss! With a treasure trove of memories and a wealth of stories to tell in your homeland you return once more to Reykjavík!

*Please note that this itinerary is a drafted itinerary whereas the order of the days may be swapped and you might start with the Whale Watching & Blue lagoon visit and end with the Landmannalaugar Hiking or the Golden Circle & Rafting adventure.

Day Highlights
  • Whale watching
  • Reykjavik Downtown Harbor
  • Blue Lagoon
Included
  • Pick up from Reykjavik
  • Whale watching from boat
  • Entrance to Blue Lagoon

FAQ

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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